Rolling Stones to Tour U.S. This Summer

If you're in one of these 15 cities, you can see the Rolling Stones in concert this summer. Tickets for all U.S. shows go on sale Monday April 13.

If, like me, you aren't in one of those cities, you know what they say: [More...]

The tour is coinciding with the re-release of "Sticky Fingers." My favorite song from that album is "Dead Flowers."

You can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers via the U.S. mail
Say it with dead flowers at my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

I hope the Stones live forever. I'd bet they outlive me. But in case they don't, I promise not to be bitter they are skipping Colorado. They are still my favorite rock band of all time, and they'll get nothing but fresh roses from me.

How many times have you seen the Stones in your life? I can remember: 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1994 (in Las Vegas), 1999, and their most recent concert here, Thanksgiving Day, 2005.(7 times in 43 years, not nearly enough, but more than I need.)

Long live the Rolling Stones.

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    Orlando...hmm, (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by fishcamp on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 07:28:47 AM EST
    that's a long drive from the Keys  Could go by boat.

    Sx times.... (none / 0) (#1)
    by bmaz on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 12:31:00 AM EST
    for me. And agree with every word you said. I may try to go to San Diego to catch the show there, but not sure.

    I've seen the Rolling Stones three times ... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 02:38:10 AM EST
    ... in three different cities. The first time was 1981 at the Seattle Coliseum (now Key Arena, and the longtime former home of the late NBA SuperSonics), during my sophomore year at UW. I saw them again when they played Honolulu's Aloha Stadium during their 2001 "Steel Wheels" tour. Last time I saw them was 22 months ago at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

    Since I know that a diehard and longtime Stones aficionado such as yourself would appreciate it, Jeralyn, I'll match your offerings with a classic live performance from June 28, 1966, as the band concluded its North American tour in Honolulu.

    On this particular recording, you can hear Mick Jagger tell the audience, tongue in cheek while introducing the band members, that this was to be the Stones' very last concert tour. That pledge apparently went the way of the Honolulu Police Dept.'s public request that audience members remain seated throughout the performance, which you'll also hear just prior to the band's arrival on stage.

    The Stones' tight half-hour set was broadcast live by local rock station KPOI, which is how it first came to be recorded and preserved in the station's archives. It catches the band -- who were then a bunch of irrepressible 20-somethings -- at their most raw and vital, an aural window to a time when they'd quickly storm their audiences' senses from onstage and take no prisoners. You can clearly pick out several unmistakably distinct guitar riffs from the late Brian Jones, which leaves one to ponder the possible musical direction the group might have taken, had he lived and grown old with his mates.

    Anyone who hasn't seen the Stones live, I strongly urge you to treat yourself and go.


    The Rolling Stones (none / 0) (#3)
    by kchockdee on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 03:50:28 AM EST
    Site violator. (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 04:33:18 AM EST
    yes, yes he is. but, (none / 0) (#6)
    by cpinva on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 06:01:26 AM EST
    you must admit, that was a really nice looking house!

    ok, funny mick jagger story for ms. merritt:

    many moons ago, when I was but a young sprout cpa, I had occasion to work for a non-profit in DC. amongst my colleagues was a young woman, in her early 30's, who was a HUGE stones fan, being particularly enamored of mick jagger. she goes on vacation (to where, I forget, it matters not) for a week, and apparently has a great time. so great a time that, when she boards her plane for the flight home, she more or less stumbles on to it and then to her seat, where she proceeds to zonk out. it isn't until halfway through the flight that she finally regains enough consciousness to notice who she's sitting next to: the mickster himself! upon realizing this, she basically freezes for the rest of the flight, and never actually says a word to him, which he no doubt appreciated. she's been kicking herself ever since!


    have they announced who's going to be (none / 0) (#5)
    by cpinva on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 05:46:29 AM EST
    responsible for wheeling out mick jagger's un-dead corpse on stage?

    I thought (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 06:33:30 AM EST
    it was Keith Richards not Jagger that was a member of the undead.

    9 times (none / 0) (#9)
    by Reconstructionist on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 08:30:35 AM EST
    1975, 1978, 1981 (x2), 1989, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2005

      I really think the only strong album they have put out in the past 40 years is Some Girls, but even in 2005 they were still a great live act.

      One thing I've never been able to manage is seeing them in one of their rare small venue appearances.

    Some Girls... (none / 0) (#11)
    by kdog on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 09:18:54 AM EST
    was their last great album...but Tattoo You has really grown on me over the years.  Keith's vocal track "Little T&A" alone is worth the price of admission.

    Only twice.... (none / 0) (#10)
    by kdog on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 09:16:44 AM EST
    Bridges to Babylon Tour at Giants Stadium NJ 1997, and the Licks Tour Madison Square Garden 2002.

    I find it hard to do stadium and big arena shows anymore without really good seats...the sound usually sucks.  I've been spoiled by the small venues with great sound, and no seats!  I really hate seats at shows, then I feel guilty for standing, but god damn it you're supposed to stand.

    The Stones would be an exception, but I don't think I'm trekking up to f*ckin' Buffalo this summer.

    Sticky Fingers...the last installment in the greatest 4 album run in the history of rock-n-roll. I can't pick a fave off that record, so I'll pick 3...Sway, Can't You Hear Me Knockin', and Dead Flowers.